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James Davy, of Milton Abbot - Will 1854

© Crown Copyright

National Archives Catalogue Reference: Estate Duty Office Wills 1078/IRW/D/188

Transcribed by David A. Davy


No 4
7th Febry
For the Stamp Office

Copy of the will of
James Davy late of Chillaton
in the parish of Milton
Abbott Devon Carpenter
deceased

Executrix
Mary Davy of the parish
of Callington in the County
of Cornwall widow

Proved in the Archdeacon's
Court of Totnes 15th December,
1854

Effects sworn under
£100

George Farwell
Dy regr

FEB 7
No 4 REG cD 1854
NJ
FOL 1092

2 folia at 1 6d       1s/-d

This is the last will of James Davy of Chillaton in the parish of Milton Abbott Devon Carpenter. I give two pounds to my Daughter Mary Jane Davy, two pounds to my son John Davy, two pounds to my Son James Bowden Davy, two pounds to my Daughter Elizabeth Bowden Davy, two pounds to my Son Arthur Facey Davy to be paid to each of them on the day they come of age - I give my tools to be divided between my two Sons John Davy and James Bowden Davey I give my houses, furniture, stock in trade, & all the money I am possessed of after the payment of my just debts to my wife Mary Davy, whom I appoint my sole Executrix.
                                signed James Davy

The above was signed by James Davy at Chillaton on the second day of September 1854, in the presence of William Symons Newman Clerk rector of Coryton, & William Davy of Chillaton Carpenter who have signed their names in witness thereof
                                W S Newman
                                Wm Davy

The above writing contains a true copy of the original Will of James Davy late of Chillaton in the parish of Milton Abbott in the County of Devon Carpenter deceased the same having been carefully examined therewith by us

William Hannaford          } Clerks to George Farwell deputy registrar
Joseph Blackler Coombe} of the Archdeacon's Court of Totnes
No. 1, FOR EXECUTORS.

Appeared personally Mary Davy of the parish of Callington in the County of Cornwall Widow the sole - Executrix named in the last Will and Testament of James Davy late of Chillaton in the parish of Milton Abbot in the County of Devon and Archdeaconry of Totnes Carpenter deceased - who died on the fourth - Day of September 1854 and made Oath that she has made diligent search and due enquiry after, and in respect of the Personal Estate and Effects of the said deceased, in order to ascertain the full amount and value thereof; and that to the best of her knowledge, information, and belief, the whole of the Goods, Chattels and Credits, of which the deceased died possessed, within the Archdeaconry of Totnes, in the Province of Canterbury, (exclusive of what the deceased may have been possessed of, or entitled to as a Trustee for any other Person or Persons, and not beneficially, but including the Leasehold Estate for years of the deceased, whether absolute or determinable on Lives, and without deducting any thing on account of the Debts due and owing from the deceased) are under the value of one hundred - Pounds, to the best of this Deponents knowledge, information, and belief.

Sworn on the fifteenth -  }                                 Mary Davy
Day of December 1854 }
before me                      }

G. W. Burrough
Surrogate